Events, meetings, conferences and trainings

FIDELIO aims to train the next generation of scientists in order to tackle the challenges of diabetic bone disease from various angles and with the newest technologies available. Interdisciplinary training, intersectoral exchange and implementation of innovative approaches are the key. The training programme and experience of different international research environments cuts across traditional data and life sciences silos. The emphasis on translational research will support new collaborations between academics, the (bio)technology and health sector.


All ESRs will participate in network-wide meetings/events designed to complement the local research training of young researchers. These Meetings will be arranged so that each provides: courses on relevant research issues, presentation of the fellows‘ work and complementary skills/training.

Think ahead Online course on transferable skills

University of Sheffield, UK

July 6-7, 2020

2nd Supervisory Board Meeting

Dresden, Germany

September, 21-22th

Critical Appraisal of Real-World Evidence

ETH, Zurich, Switzerland

December 2-4, 2020

Mid Term Meeting



Fundamentals of mechanical testing and computational modelling of bone

UKE, Hamburg, Germany

February 3-5, 2021

#7 Basics of RNA isolation using spin column-based extraction kits

Location: Qiagen, Hilden, Germany
Date: April 15-16, 2021

This 2 day workshop we will outline the complete workflow from samples collection, nucleic acid extraction as well as downstream analysis. During the workshop we will cover the necessity of stabilization, the right choice of the extraction method and the requirements for the downstream analysis. It will also include a practical approach for miRNA isolation and downstream analysis.

Monthly Webinar Series

Each month, FIDELIO offers hour-long webinars on topics of key interest to mainly Fidelio ESRs in nonformal settings to expand the scope of knowledge of the programme.

Next Webinar in July!

FIDELIO webinars are open to all, with registration. To register, please send us a message through our contact form, including your email address and organisation, if applicable.


Open Science – Who left the DOIs out…?!

Open science is not just a number of measures for appeasing funders – or even just for making science more accessible, more effective, or to give your research higher impact… First and foremost, it is a mindset, a philosophy, a whole new paradigm to what the full potential of science really is. In our webinar, we will be talking about some ways to put you and your research on track for this paradigm shift: by making your papers more accessible (and more citeable…!), structuring your data management (DMPs), publishing data openly, and many further topics. But mostly, we would like to give you an idea how, with some outrageously easy steps, you too can start making the most of (your) research, and master the transition to a more open scientific future.

Speaker: Alan Riedel&Johannes Sperling,TUD
Date: Thursday, 16th July 2020, 2-3pm CEST

Genetics of rare bone diseases

Speaker: Uwe Kornak
Date: Thursday, 17th September 2020, 4-5pm

Tips and tricks for histomorphometry

Speaker: Nathalie Sims
Date: Thursday, 12th November 2020, 9am CET
In cooperation with

Webinar Recordings

An Introduction to Diabetes and Bone

Speaker: Dr Morten Frost, SDU
Date: September 2020

Open Science – Who left the DOIs out…?!

Speaker: Alan Riedel&Johannes Sperling,TUD
Date: July 2020